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Upgrading Computer: Preserve iPhone association in iTunes

I currently have Windows XP and my iPhone synced and backed up to it. I going to format and upgrade to Vista. How do I preserve my iPhone - iTunes association so that my iPhone does not wipe out completely(Contacts, Apps, Music) in Vista thinking it's a new system.
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No prob, once you delete everything and connect to the itunes, it will tell you if you want to restore the info and if you bought music, just click on authorize computer and input your apple ID and pass...

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Thank you for your reply. I first connected the iPhone without authorizing the computer and it started syncing and deleteing the apps from my iPhone. I immediately cancelled and authorized the computer and tried connecting again but this time it did not delete the remaining apps on the iPhone but it's asking to erase the iPhone music library to sync with this computer.
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The reason that it is requesting the delete and sync is that it seems to refer to another Itunes... For this issue, you will have to delete and sync as it requests, carefully follow the above procedure so that you will be able to sync back your info. Try setting your iphone to manual sync so that you don't marry your iphone to an expecific computer...
Good luck!
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Windows Vista

Windows Vista is an operating system created by Microsoft as the successor to Windows XP. It was intended for PCs, workstations and laptops, and shares the same code base as its successor, Windows 7. New features included an updated graphical user interface (GUI) and visual style dubbed Aero, a new search component called Windows Search, redesigned networking, audio, print and display subsystems, and new multimedia tools. Vista aimed to increase the level of communication between machines on a home network, using peer-to-peer technology to simplify sharing files and media between computers and devices. Windows Vista included version 3.0 of the .NET Framework, allowing software developers to write applications without traditional Windows APIs.

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